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Reference Sources by Subject: Film & Theatre Reference Sources

This guide lists the key reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in various subject areas.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film -- This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers -- This 4-volume work provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs.

Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art -- PN1993.45 .B33 2007 


Theatre Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • International Dictionary of Theatre (3 vols) - Book Shelves - PN2035 .I49

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (6 vols) - Book Shelves - PN1861 .W67 1994

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